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Hoops Central: #4 Tennessee vs. #11 Auburn

Hoops Central: #4 Tennessee vs. #11 Auburn

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The fourth-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team faces No. 11 Auburn in a matchup of two of the top four teams in the SEC at Food City Center Wednesday night. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET. MORE INFO GAMEDAY TIMES & BROADCAST INFO RELATED LINKS  Buy TicketsGame Day InformationFollow @Vol_HoopsSEC Clubhouse  TENNESSEE  Roster ScheduleGame Notes  AUBURN  Roster ScheduleGame Notes  THE LATEST…MORE

TEARS & VILLENEUVE’S CLUTCH HITTING LEADS #7/8 VOLS PAST HIGH POINT

TEARS & VILLENEUVE’S CLUTCH HITTING LEADS #7/8 VOLS PAST HIGH POINT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 7/8 Tennessee remained perfect at home and extended its winning streak to seven games with a 7-4 victory over High Point on Tuesday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols (8-1) started fast by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning and added another in the third to jump out…MORE

Vols Claim Season-Best No. 4 Ranking

Vols Claim Season-Best No. 4 Ranking

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team received its highest national ranking of the season by placing fourth in each major national poll, as announced Monday afternoon. Tennessee (21-6, 11-3) moved up one position in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll. The team’s No. 4 ranking…MORE

#7/9 VOLS ONE-HIT UALBANY TO FINISH OFF SWEEP & CAP UNDEFEATED WEEK

#7/9 VOLS ONE-HIT UALBANY TO FINISH OFF SWEEP & CAP UNDEFEATED WEEK

Game Recap: Baseball | February 25, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 7/9 Tennessee capped an undefeated week with a complete performance in Sunday’s 12-0 run-rule victory over UAlbany to complete the series sweep at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. For the second time this week, UT’s pitching staff allowed just a single hit. The Vols (7-1) used five different…MORE

#5 Vols Take Down Texas A&M, 86-51, for Barnes’ 800th Win

#5 Vols Take Down Texas A&M, 86-51, for Barnes’ 800th Win

Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | February 24, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team dominated the final 25 minutes Saturday night at Food City Center to defeat Texas A&M, 86-51, and give head coach Rick Barnes the 800th victory of his illustrious career. Fifth-ranked Tennessee (21-6, 11-3 SEC) got a game-best 24 points, including 15…MORE

Another Big Third Inning Propels #7/9 Vols Past UAlbany in Series Opener

Another Big Third Inning Propels #7/9 Vols Past UAlbany in Series Opener

Game Recap: Baseball | February 23, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 7/9 Tennessee started its first home weekend series with a win after holding off the UAlbany Great Danes, 8-5, on Friday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. For the second consecutive game, the Vols used a big third inning to take ahold of the game, scoring five…MORE

BATS GET GOING IN 16-0 RUN-RULE VICTORY OVER ETSU

BATS GET GOING IN 16-0 RUN-RULE VICTORY OVER ETSU

Courtest / UT Athletics Game Recap: Baseball | February 21, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off a slow night offensively in Tuesday’s win over UNC Asheville, No. 7/9 Tennessee had the bats working at full capacity in Wednesday’s 16-0 run-rule drubbing of ETSU at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols (3-1) finished with 13 base hits and blasted…MORE

AWAKA LEADS #5 VOLS TO 72-67 DECISION AT MISSOURI

AWAKA LEADS #5 VOLS TO 72-67 DECISION AT MISSOURI

Courtesy / UT Athletics COLUMBIA, Mo. – Facing a seven-point deficit with under 16 minutes to play Tuesday night at Missouri, the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team answered the call and stormed back to claim a 72-67 road victory. Sophomore forward Tobe Awaka posted a career-high 18 points and a co-game-best 10 rebounds for fifth-ranked Tennessee (20-6,…MORE

Pitching Powers #7/9 Vols to Win Over UNC Asheville in Home Opener

Pitching Powers #7/9 Vols to Win Over UNC Asheville in Home Opener

Courtesy / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 7/9 Tennessee came out on top in a low-scoring affair against UNC Asheville in Tuesday night’s home opener inside Lindsey Nelson Stadium, earning a 3-2 victory over the Bulldogs. Pitching was the story of the game for the Vols (3-1) on a night where hits and runs were…MORE

HOOPS CENTRAL: #5 TENNESSEE AT MISSOURI

HOOPS CENTRAL: #5 TENNESSEE AT MISSOURI

Courtesy / UT Athletics COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fifth-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team is on the road for the third time in four games, taking on Missouri in Columbia Tuesday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at Mizzou Arena. MORE INFO GAMEDAY TIMES & BROADCAST INFO RELATED LINKS  Buy TicketsGame Day InformationFollow @Vol_HoopsSEC Clubhouse  TENNESSEE  Roster ScheduleGame Notes …MORE

BSB PREVIEW: #7/9 VOLS OPEN HOME SLATE WITH PAIR OF MIDWEEK GAMES

BSB PREVIEW: #7/9 VOLS OPEN HOME SLATE WITH PAIR OF MIDWEEK GAMES

Courtest / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After a solid opening weekend in Arlington, Texas, No. 7/9 Tennessee returns to Knoxville for its home opener on Tuesday afternoon against UNC Asheville, followed by an in-state battle with ETSU on Wednesday at the newly-renovated Lindsey Nelson Stadium. MORE INFO GAME & BROADCAST INFO #7/9 TENNESSEE (2-1 |…MORE

#5/9 VOLS CLAIM SHRINERS CHILDREN’S COLLEGE SHOWDOWN TITLE WITH WIN OVER BAYLOR

#5/9 VOLS CLAIM SHRINERS CHILDREN’S COLLEGE SHOWDOWN TITLE WITH WIN OVER BAYLOR

Courtesy / UT Athletics ARLINGTON, Texas – The runs came early and often for No. 5/9 Tennessee in Sunday’s 11-5 victory over Baylor to close out the Shriners Children’s College Showdown at Globe Life Field. After a frustrating night at the plate in Saturday’s extra-innings loss to Oklahoma, the Volunteers’ bats came to life in Sunday’s…MORE

#8/9 VOLS LOG DOMINANT 88-53 WIN OVER VANDERBILT

#8/9 VOLS LOG DOMINANT 88-53 WIN OVER VANDERBILT

Courtesy / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team turned in a resounding 88-53 victory Saturday night at a sold-out Food City Center to complete a season sweep of its in-state foe, Vanderbilt, for the sixth time in the past seven campaigns. No. 8/9 Tennessee (19-6, 9-3 SEC) never trailed the…MORE

#5/9 Vols Post Opening Day Victory Over #18/21 Red Raiders

#5/9 Vols Post Opening Day Victory Over #18/21 Red Raiders

Courtesy / UT Athletics ARLINGTON, Texas – Behind a dominant pitching performance and a balanced offensive showing, No. 5/9 Tennessee opened the 2024 season with a 6-2 victory over No. 18/21 Texas Tech in the Shriners Children’s College Classic on Friday night at Globe Life Field. The duo of AJ Russell and AJ Causey stole to show with a pair…MORE

Hoops Central: #8/9 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

Hoops Central: #8/9 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

Courtesy / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The eighth-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball is back in Knoxville for a matchup with Vanderbilt Saturday night at Food City Center. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. ET. MORE INFO GAMEDAY TIMES & BROADCAST INFO RELATED LINKS  Buy TicketsGame Day InformationFollow @Vol_HoopsSEC Clubhouse  TENNESSEE  Roster ScheduleGame Notes  VANDERBILT  Roster ScheduleGame Notes  THE LATEST FROM THE…MORE

ORANGE & WHITE GAME SET FOR APRIL 13 IN LIMITED CAPACITY NEYLAND STADIUM

ORANGE & WHITE GAME SET FOR APRIL 13 IN LIMITED CAPACITY NEYLAND STADIUM

Courtesy / UT Sports KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football will culminate its spring with the 2024 Orange & White Game at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13 in Neyland Stadium, which will be at a significantly limited capacity of approximately 10,000 fans due to construction. Construction continues on the stadium’s south end, west side and…MORE

#8/9 VOLS CRUISE TO 92-63 VICTORY AT ARKANSAS

#8/9 VOLS CRUISE TO 92-63 VICTORY AT ARKANSAS

Courtesy / UT Athletics FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team claimed its first road win over Arkansas in over 15 years with an impressive 92-63 triumph Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena. No. 8/9 Tennessee (18-6, 8-3 SEC) led for over 35 minutes and by as many as 32 points behind a…MORE

Three Vols Receive 2024 NFL Combine Invites

Three Vols Receive 2024 NFL Combine Invites

Courtesy / UT Athletics The National Football League announced Tuesday that Tennessee football standouts Joe Milton III, Jaylen Wright and Kamal Hadden each received invitations to the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take place in Indianapolis from Feb. 26 through March 4. A total of 321 prospects have been invited to attend the 2024 NFL Combine, including 75 from the Southeastern Conference.…MORE

VOLS EARN NINTH STRAIGHT TOP-10 RANKING

VOLS EARN NINTH STRAIGHT TOP-10 RANKING

Courtesy / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team is in the top 10 of both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll for the ninth consecutive week. Tennessee (17-6, 7-3 SEC) sits at eighth in the AP Poll and ninth in the Coaches Poll, as…MORE

6 VOLS DROP ROAD DECISION AT TEXAS A&M

6 VOLS DROP ROAD DECISION AT TEXAS A&M

Courtesy / UT Athletics BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team fell, 85-69, Saturday night at Texas A&M. Sixth-ranked Tennessee (17-6, 7-3 SEC) could not weather an early long-range shooting onslaught by the Aggies and climb back at Reed Arena. Fifth-year guard Dalton paced the Volunteers with 22 points in the setback,…MORE

#6 VOLS RACE PAST LSU, 88-68

#6 VOLS RACE PAST LSU, 88-68

Courtesy / UT Sports Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | February 07, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team posted its second straight wire-to-wire triumph with an 88-68 decision Wednesday night against LSU. Fifth-year guard Dalton Knecht paced all scorers with 27 points for sixth-ranked Tennessee (17-5, 7-2 SEC), which led by as many as 26…MORE

#5 VOLS KNOCK OFF #10/8 KENTUCKY, 103-92, AT RUPP ARENA

#5 VOLS KNOCK OFF #10/8 KENTUCKY, 103-92, AT RUPP ARENA

Courtesy / UT Athletics Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | February 03, 2024 LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second time in program history, the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team won on the road in a matchup of AP top-10 teams, as it earned a 103-92 victory Saturday night over No. 10/8 Kentucky. Behind a co-career-best 26-point, career-high…MORE

#5 VOLS FALL TO SOUTH CAROLINA, 63-59

#5 VOLS FALL TO SOUTH CAROLINA, 63-59

Courtesy / UT Athletics Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | January 30, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team dropped a 63-59 decision Tuesday night against South Carolina at Food City Center. Fifth-year guard Dalton Knecht scored a game-best 31 points, his fourth time reaching that mark in the last five outings, for fifth-ranked Tennessee (15-5,…MORE

Zeigler Named to Bob Cousy PG of the Year Midseason Top 10 List

Zeigler Named to Bob Cousy PG of the Year Midseason Top 10 List

Courtesy / UT Athletics Men’s BasketballJanuary 29, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –Zakai Zeigler of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team is a member of the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Midseason Top 10 List, as announced Monday afternoon by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer…MORE

#5 VOLS UPEND VANDERBILT, 75-62, BEHIND 32 FROM KNECHT

#5 VOLS UPEND VANDERBILT, 75-62, BEHIND 32 FROM KNECHT

Courtesy / UT Athletics Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | January 27, 2024 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team roared back from a nine-point deficit late in the first half to defeat Vanderbilt, 75-62, Saturday night at Memorial Gymnasium. Fifth-year guard Dalton Knecht scored a game-best 32 points, his third time reaching that number in a…MORE

KNECHT REPEATS AS SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK, WINS NAISMITH PLAYER OF THE WEEK

KNECHT REPEATS AS SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK, WINS NAISMITH PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Courtesy / UT Sports KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the third time this season, including the second in a row, Dalton Knecht of the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team is the SEC Player of the Week, as announced Monday afternoon by the league office. Knecht also garnered Naismith Trophy Player of the Week plaudits, as revealed Monday afternoon…MORE

#6/7 VOLS ROLL PAST ALABAMA, 91-71

#6/7 VOLS ROLL PAST ALABAMA, 91-71

Courtesy / UT Athletics Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | January 20, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In a matchup of two teams in the top seven of the KenPom national rankings, the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team turned in an impressive 91-71 victory Saturday afternoon over Alabama. Fifth-year guard Dalton Knecht dropped 25 points, becoming the first SEC player…MORE

Hoops Central: #6/7 Tennessee vs. Alabama

Hoops Central: #6/7 Tennessee vs. Alabama

Courtesy /UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The sixth-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team caps a two-game homestand Saturday afternoon against Alabama at Food City Center. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET. Fans, please be advised that due to inclement weather throughout the week, changes may occur to traffic patterns, parking, gate entry and concourse activities for Saturday’s game.…MORE

Basketball Game vs. Alabama an “Orange Out”

Basketball Game vs. Alabama an “Orange Out”

Courtesy / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee announced Wednesday that its men’s basketball game today against Alabama will be dubbed an “Orange Out.” Fans are encouraged to arrive early and wear orange Tennessee attire to Food City Center for the matchup. Doors to the arena open at 12:30 p.m. and tip-off is…MORE

KNECHT SCORES 39 IN 85-66 VICTORY OVER FLORIDA

KNECHT SCORES 39 IN 85-66 VICTORY OVER FLORIDA

Courtesy / UT Athletics Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | January 16, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a career-high 39 points from fifth-year guard Dalton Knecht, the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team rolled past Florida, 85-66, Tuesday night at Food City Center. Knecht, who became the first Volunteer with back-to-back 30-point games since Chris Lofton in Feb. 2006,…MORE

LADY VOLS FALL AT TEXAS A&M, 71-56

LADY VOLS FALL AT TEXAS A&M, 71-56

Courtest / UT Athletics Game Recap: Women’s Basketball | January 14, 2024 | Kimberly Hood COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Lady Vols suffered their first SEC loss of the season on Sunday afternoon, falling to Texas A&M in Reed Arena, 71-56. Junior Sara Puckett led Tennessee (10-6, 3-1 SEC) with 12 points and seven rebounds. Senior Jewel Spear was close behind with…MORE

KNECHT’S 36 POINTS LEAD #5 VOLS TO COMEBACK WIN, 85-79, AT GEORGIA

KNECHT’S 36 POINTS LEAD #5 VOLS TO COMEBACK WIN, 85-79, AT GEORGIA

Courtesy / UT Athletics Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | January 13, 2024 ATHENS, Ga. – After watching a 14-point lead turn into an 11-point deficit with under six-and-a-half minutes left, the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team came all the way back to defeat Georgia, 85-79, Saturday afternoon at a sold-out Stegeman Coliseum. Fifth-year guard Dalton Knecht poured in…MORE

TRIO OF VOLS TO PLAY IN 2024 HULA BOWL

TRIO OF VOLS TO PLAY IN 2024 HULA BOWL

Courtesy / UT Athletics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Three members of the Tennessee football team will represent the Volunteers this Saturday in the 2024 Hula Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Redshirt senior defensive back Gabe Jeudy-Lally, senior running back Jabari Small and redshirt senior tight end Jacob Warren will each suit up for a noon ET kickoff at UCF’s FBC Mortgage Stadium. The…MORE

LADY VOLS FEND OFF GATORS, 88-81

LADY VOLS FEND OFF GATORS, 88-81

Courtesy / UT Athletics Box Score KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee fended off a scrappy Florida team to extend its win streak to six games, taking an 88-81 victory over the Gators in Food City Center on Thursday. For the third straight game in SEC play, the Lady Vols overcame a double-digit deficit to claim victory, this…MORE

#5 VOLS’ RALLY FALLS SHORT, 77-72, AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

#5 VOLS’ RALLY FALLS SHORT, 77-72, AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

Courtesy / UT Athletics STARKVILLE, Miss. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team stormed back from a 15-point deficit, including a 14-point margin with under 17 minutes to go, to thrice tie the score down the stretch Wednesday night at Mississippi State, but could not claim the victory. Fifth-ranked Tennessee (11-4, 1-1 SEC) got 26-plus…MORE

HOOPS CENTRAL: #5 TENNESSEE AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

HOOPS CENTRAL: #5 TENNESSEE AT MISSISSIPPI STATE

Courtesy / UT Athletics STARKVILLE, Miss. – The fifth-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in SEC play, traveling south to take on Mississippi State Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.  MORE INFO GAMEDAY TIMES & BROADCAST INFO RELATED LINKS  Buy TicketsGame Day InformationFollow @Vol_HoopsSEC Clubhouse  TENNESSEE…MORE

VOLS REMAIN FIFTH IN BOTH POLLS

VOLS REMAIN FIFTH IN BOTH POLLS

Courtesy / UT Sports KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team is ranked fifth in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, as announced Tuesday afternoon. Tennessee (11-3, 1-0 SEC) last claimed back-to-back AP top-five rankings on Jan. 23 (fourth) and Jan. 30,…MORE

Hot-Handed Lady Vols Take Down Kentucky, 87-69

Hot-Handed Lady Vols Take Down Kentucky, 87-69

Kimberly HoodWomen’s BasketballJanuary 07, 2024 Box Score KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Tennessee outscored Kentucky 48-20 in the second half to overcome a 17-point second-quarter deficit and take an 87-69 victory against the Wildcats in front of a season-high crowd of 8,823 in Food City Center on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Vols, who won their fifth-straight contest and ended…MORE

#5 VOLS HAND #22/19 OLE MISS FIRST LOSS, 90-64

#5 VOLS HAND #22/19 OLE MISS FIRST LOSS, 90-64

Game Recap: Men’s Basketball | January 06, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee men’s basketball team turned in a dominant performance Saturday evening, defeating No. 22/19 Ole Miss, 90-64, at a sold-out, over-capacity Food City Center. Junior forward Jonas Aidoo and junior guard Zakai Zeigler both posted double-doubles in the victory for fifth-ranked Tennessee (11-3, 1-0 SEC) in its…MORE

Tennessee Baseball 2024 Preseason All-America Selections

Tennessee Baseball 2024 Preseason All-America Selections

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – As the 2024 baseball season approaches, a running list of Tennessee players that have earned preseason All-America honors can be found below. This article will be updated periodically as the remainder of the 2024 preseason All-America teams are released over the coming weeks. Perfect Game (Released on Jan. 4) Link to Perfect Game…MORE

2024 Tennessee Football Schedule Announced

2024 Tennessee Football Schedule Announced

Four consecutive home games against Florida, Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi State and a September road trip to Oklahoma highlight the 2024 Tennessee football schedule, which was unveiled by the Southeastern Conference on Wednesday night 12/13/23.MORE

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